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Successful Acquisitions by David Braun

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CHAPTER 1

KNOW THYSELF

My assumption in this book is that you are ambitious for growth and are seriously considering acquisition as a way to reach your goals. So here we are together, embarking on a journey that will demand a great deal of learning, persistence, discipline, and flexibility. The purpose of this chapter is to prepare you adequately for the challenges ahead.

Because growth, especially external growth, turns our attention to opportunities in the world beyond our own operation, it’s easy to rush into action without an adequate review of where we are coming from. This would be a big mistake, so the first and essential step in the Roadmap to Acquisitions process is to look within. Before you grow your company, you need to develop the ...

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